January/February 2020 Issue of Becker's ASC Review

January/February 2020 Issue of Becker's ASC Review



CMS will reimburse ASCs for 6 coronary intervention procedures in 2020 — 5 things to know
CMS will pay for certain angioplasty and stenting procedures in ASCs beginning Jan. 1, under its 2020 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and ASC Payment System Final Rule. Five things to know.

How consolidation will affect the ASC industry: Dr. Scott Fowler weighs in
Scott Fowler, MD, is the president and CEO of Holston Medical Group, which recently opened the Renaissance Surgery Center in Bristol, Tenn. Here, Dr. Fowler shares his thoughts on consolidation in the industry, and how he hopes the Renaissance Surgery Center will grow in the future.

ASC valuation + common misconceptions about 'fair market value': 2 key insights
VMG Health's Taryn Nasr, director, and Savanna Dinkel, senior analyst, spoke to Becker's ASC Review about the ASC valuation process and common misconceptions.

Stryker bets on extremities, to buy Wright Medical for $5.4B: 5 key notes
Stryker signed a definitive agreement to acquire Wright Medical Group for $5.4 billion. Five things to know.

Why Arizona Digestive Health joined the GI Alliance
Dallas-based GI Alliance, led by President Jim Weber, MD, has aggressively expanded since first closing its deal with Waud Capital Partners, recently acquiring Phoenix-based Arizona Digestive Health.

29 best-managed healthcare companies
Twenty-nine healthcare companies made the Management Top 250, a ranking that measures corporate effectiveness developed by the Drucker Institute.

20 key trends and concepts for ASCs heading into 2020
1. From the last 10 years up to the last two years or so there’s been almost no growth in the total number of Medicare-certified surgery centers. This is largely because a lot of independent physicians already owned a surgery center or because physicians became employed by health systems and thus weren't able to invest in a surgery center.

Jury awards $1.6M to Iowa surgery center in anti-competition case
Pierce Street Same Day Surgery was awarded $1.6 million in damages after a jury ruled that its CEO conspired with a competing physician group to develop a new surgery center, the Sioux City Journal reports.
What you should know.

3 changes in Medicare's 2020 final rule affecting GI practices
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy outlined how the CMS final rule for 2020 will affect gastroenterologists. Three details.

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